Some people in the Quad Cities may believe that the workers' compensation process is almost "automatic." However, that is far from the case. Just because workers submit claims that they were injured on the job does not mean that workers' compensation benefits will be paid to those individuals. An application for workers' compensation benefits will be scrutinized to make sure it is a valid claim.
Attorney Peter Thill obtained a favorable decision for an Employer upholding a notice defense before the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commission.
Business leaders in the Quad Cities and throughout Iowa have numerous significant issues to worry about on a day-to-day basis, but for many, the primary concern is with their workforce. Hiring the right people can be incredibly difficult, especially in today's economy, which has been strong for several years now. Issues with the workforce can dominate a company's concerns.
Individuals who suffer injuries on-the-job in Iowa typically have quite a few questions about their options. They may be exploring their short-term disability insurance policy for the first time, or maybe they need to dip into their savings. They may need to find someone to cover their work tasks if they need to take time off of work to heal and recuperate. But, one area that all injured workers need to be familiar with is workers' compensation. Do workers in our area know the basics about workers' compensation?
Workers' compensation protections are for injured workers but are not for workers who claim to be injured when they are not. Because of this, it is important for employers to be familiar with how to dispute a workers' compensation claim when necessary.
It is important to be able to know what to do when an employer is faced with a workers' compensation claim that they believe is not valid. Defending against invalid workers' compensation claims is important for employers to be familiar with.
Employers, insurance carriers and others may find themselves in a position of defending against a workers' compensation claim. Businesses and self-insured employers alike should understand how to respond to a workers' compensation claim that may be invalid because of workers' compensation fraud or for some other reason.
Between running the day-to-day operations of a profitable business and complying with various regulations, employers have heavy responsibilities. One responsibility that you must carefully handle is workers' compensation. Workers' compensation insurance is vital for both employers and workers, as it covers most injuries and illnesses incurred on the job.